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All of the source code for the websites in the Metabolism of Cities network are open sourced. Our repository can be found on Github. We use the following technologies:

In order to meaningfully contribute to this project (or clone it and use it for your own purposes), you should ideally be comfortable with (or willing to learn about) the aforementioned technologies. You can make a meaningful contribution if you know either about python/Django, or about HTML/CSS/Javascript (allowing you to contribute with back-end or front-end programming, respectively).

The tech work on Metabolism of Cities has so far be done by a small number of people. However, we are very keen to get others involved. Due to the nature of the work, it would be ideal if you have a background both in urban metabolism/industrial ecology, and in web development. If you are not very familiar with our topic matter, but you are a keen programmer and willing to learn and spend time on this project, then we are happy to assist you in that journey.

To get the repository set up locally, please refer to our readme on Github. Furthermore, we have a set of introduction videos that walk you through our codebase. Have a look to get an idea of how things work. If you are ready to contribute, have a look at the task list below and pick a task of your liking. There is MUCH more to do than what is documented here, so you can also use the chatbox below to bring up additional ideas or questions.


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Fix that single publication pages can be opened again
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Completed High priority
5 2 years, 1 month ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
For journals: Make website field visible in back-end and fix tagging
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Completed Low priority
5 2 years, 3 months ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
Embed the Unpaywall API
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 3 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Adding publications: Make search field case insensitive
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Completed Low priority
5 2 years, 3 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Set up page to add new publication
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 2 years, 3 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Make a graph to show how many publications we collected over time and which types
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by Kim Finlay
Create an option to download the list of publications as a CSV file
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by Kim Finlay
Speed up case studies page
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
In Progress Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Integrate news in the library
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Implement collections
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by None
Export citations
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by None
Embed new revision workflow
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by None
Show case studies done by year
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by None
Create Authors page
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by None
Create download options
Metabolism of Cities Library
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 2 years, 5 months ago
by MoC Bot

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